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CMPA announces new board of directors

Media | 06/08/2015 3:33 pm EDT

The Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) announced Monday the results of its board of directors election. The release stated that Jamie Brown of Frantic Films was re-elected as chairman of the board. It named the following members that will make up the new board: From British Columbia, Brian Hamilton of Omnifilm Entertainment Ltd., Alexandra Raffé of Thunderbird Films Inc. and Cal Shumiatcher of Paperny Entertainment Inc. From Alberta, Tom Cox of Seven24 Films and Joe Novak of 1400 Months From Saskatchewan, Bob Crow of Angel Entertainment Corp. From...

Streaming services present ‘exciting’ opportunity: production exec

Media | 11/14/2014 10:03 pm EST

It makes sense that David Cormican is optimistic about the impact new streaming services will have on Canadian producers. He’s halfway through the shoot of a new show called Between. It's a teenager-focused drama about a group of youth quarantined by the government after the outbreak of a mysterious disease. It is the first — and so far only — original Canadian show commissioned by U.S. streaming giant Netflix Inc. and new Canadian rival Shomi. The world of streaming services “is a little uncharted, so you can sort of make some of the rules as you go, or at least be on the first edge of creating those new rules,” Cormican, executive vice-president of...